The Brac Reef Resort is situated on the other side of the runway from the airport. A taxi ride from the airport costs US$9/CI$7. As with most hotels in the Cayman Islands, it’s situated on its own beach. However, the beach isn’t great for sea-bathing as there are rocks and reefs close to shore. You can only enter the water up to about thigh deep. It is, however, good for snorkelling and the area is great for scuba diving if that’s your thing.
The rooms are decent but nothing to write home about. There are only a few channels on TV and the signal reception isn’t great. The service in the hotel is mixed: some people were very friendly and gave great service whereas others were decidedly average. Breakfast was a decent affair with a waffle and omelette station, variety of fruits and fruit juices, cereals, breads/bagels, sausages, bacon, eggs, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. I didn’t eat dinner or lunch there but did order food from the bar. That was decent. The hotel also has a guest laundry service where you can wash and dry your own clothes. It’s $2 per load (washer and dryer each). If you have the hotel do it, it’s $12. There are no dry cleaning services on the island (or so I was told).
The hotel provides free wi-fi throughout the hotel. It’s not particularly fast though. Just good enough to do the basics of checking email and the like. Overall the hotel is a pleasant stay but I’m not convinced that it is good value for money. At $120 per night I’d expect a bit more. I’m not sure what the other hotels cost on the island though. It may be that that is the norm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover more than 100 unique reef, wall & wreck dives sites where divers can experience an unforgettable adventure. Our resort is complemented by Reef Divers Valet Diving, which takes care of all of the lugging & loading of your dive gear, as you ride on our custom-built Newton dive fleet. This special resort service is a courtesy to guests, creating the most memorable diving experience. For a true one-of-a-kind diving adventure, the choice is Clearly Cayman. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brac Reef Beach Hotel Cayman Brac
- Brac Reef Beach Cayman
- Brac Reef Beach Resort
- Cayman Brac Beach Resort Cayman Islands